Category Holy Ghost

Receiving the Holy Ghost

Elisabeth Weagel served as our Relief Society Secretary for over year. She finished a Masters degree here in London and I’ll be saying a temporary farewell to her this weekend. I am always amazed by the talents of special women in our Relief Society. Elisabeth has used all of hers to serve the women around […]

Seeking and receiving revelation

My Relief Society Presidency Secretary Elisabeth S. Weagel is someone I really look up to. Her scriptural knowledge and reverence for gospel principles inspires me a lot. I am grateful to be able to serve with her and learn from her gentle example. She sent me the talk she gave in church on Sunday, which […]

Elliott & Ether

Yesterday Elliott and I were talking about conversion and faith. I like talking to E about these things because I like the way he sees the world. We often say in the Church, the gospel is “simple”- and even if we don’t believe it, if it’s feeling complicated and deep and difficult, being reminded that it really […]

Abi’s impression

I caught up with a new-old friend yesterday. Abi is a newish convert to the church and spent her summer in Nauvoo with good friends. She was gracious enough to share a sweet experience of personal revelation with me. I love that she shared her own journal with me, because reading it sounds just like […]

Signs of the Power of God

My friend Leslie McKinlay gave this talk in sacrament meeting today. _____________________________ I’m going to talk about signs.  Not the type of sign that I hung on my childhood bedroom door telling my brother to go away.  Or the type of sign you see on the tube telling you to move down the carriage, although […]

Feed My Sheep

It’s only Friday, yet I feel as though this week could have been stretched quite easily over an entire month. In my calling, I observe that the workload often swells and subsides, over and over. It’s predictable in its pattern, much like waves coming in to shore. Occasionally, my little beach is hit by a […]

Harmattan Winds

For two to four months out of the year a great wind from the north-east pushes dust and sand from the Sahara Desert down to the West African coast. The countries there sit in a cloud of debris until the cleansing rainy season dispels the thick fog. They are months spent in darkness, the sun […]

Our Divine Nature

As a Relief Society President, I have learned more about the divine nature of God’s Children than I’ve ever thought possible. I have always had a testimony of that truth- yet with the added blessing of the mantle and the light and knowledge offered at the temple, I have been able to feel see a […]

Sweet Hour of Prayer

Paul Cardall visited our ward on Sunday, as his parents are currently serving a mission here in London. As a treat, he played an improvised version of the hymn, Sweet Hour of Prayer. I found myself mulling over the words of this gentle song, Sweet hour of prayer! Sweet hour of prayer! Thy wings shall my petition […]

The Character of Christ

I’ve been having a challenging time lately. Sometimes I feel the real temptation to shake my fists at the heavens and question God, “why! I know I’m a decent person; I know I work hard, and I really try!” For about a month, I really have felt like I’ve been plummeting, hitting road block after road block, […]